The Universitat Jaume I starts the Study Abroad UJI programme with a group of graduate students in Work and Organizational Psychology from the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), in Mexico. These international students have enrolled in the course Healthy and Resilient Organizations, one of the nine courses included in the Study Abroad UJI programme, promoted by the Vice-rectorate for International Relations with the aim of fostering academic training through short-term stays and multidisciplinary courses.
At the opening session, the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Eva Camacho, highlighted that the Study Abroad UJI programme “is not only born as an opportunity to enhance the academic training of students, but as an experience of knowledge for life”.
The course Healthy and Resilient Organisations combines a theoretical curriculum with the presentation and analysis of case studies of companies in the Valencian Community. The course is under the academic direction of Marisa Salanova, professor of Social Psychology and director of the WANT-UJI research group, and the academic coordination of professor Valeria Cruz.
On this occasion the format is online, but the essence of Study Abroad lies in offering an educational and cultural experience through short-term stays at the Universitat Jaume I. For this reason, the group of students from the University of Puebla will also participate in tourist, cultural and gastronomic workshops in the province of Castellón through all the current digital tools. The FUE-UJI is in charge of the coordination and monitoring of these academic and cultural activities, in the framework of the implementation of the Study Abroad UJI programme through the Universitat Jaume I management commission.
The Study Abroad UJI programme offers multidisciplinary training through nine different courses and short stays that contribute to the personal and professional development of young people from all over the world. The courses are taught by leading professors and researchers in each field and each training programme has an up-to-date theoretical curriculum combined with practical case studies from the region. The learning experience is enhanced by the international training environment and immersion in the social and cultural life of Castelló.